Rejuvenate You – Vietnam Getaway for Women

October 13-19th 2018

***ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT***

Come Join Us on a relaxing break with our “Vietnam Getaway for Women” – Hosted by What’s On 4 Travel!

We believe its time ladies!

Forget the daily repetition; maybe it’s the school run, the “what’s for dinner?”, work, the chaos & lack of sleep…. it’s time for self care, rejuvenation and excitement! It’s time to get travelling again.

Our focus for this trip is for Women. We want to assist ladies losing themselves in the busyness of life, whether parenting or work and avoid burnout. We believe us girls deserve a little time off for some self care!

Our 2018  Vietnam Getaway for Women is the perfect escapism for everyone. We’ve catered to what women want – a little shopping, a little adventure, a little pamper and whole lot of being taken care of! It’s a perfect time to be surrounded with other like-minded women, have a laugh or two and just relax.

When is the last time you’ve really taken time out just for yourself?

Ladies, we promise to take good care of for you – so the only decision that’s left for you is…champagne or cocktail?

This trip is ideal for female travellers whether you’re solo, coming with your BFF, colleague or a group of your besties! (min. age requirement is 18years+).

We’ve teamed together with our friends at On The Go Tours again; after our successful trip to Vietnam in January, to ensure On The Go Tours were the right fit for our audience. Together we have collaborated and created THE perfect trip for our What’s On 4 community. Read about my own experience of the trip here.

Remember ladies – you are worth it, this IS achievable AND not only will you benefit from this trip; so will your loved ones!

Don’t overthink it – be spontaneous! Can’t wait to see you there!

******ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT******

Trip Highlights

Hanoi – Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese rickshaw ride through the bustling old quarter, sampling a range of traditional Vietnamese street food, including Pho, Banh Mi, Spring Rolls, Crispy Pancakes, Sticky Rice, Bun Cha and Vietnamese Coffee!

Halong Bay – Try something new, rejuvenate and learn Tai Chi while on-board your overnight junk boat cruising the magical UNESCO World Heritage Listed Halong Bay or just sit back, relax and enjoy the view (with a cocktail in hand!) This is truly THE most tranquil and calming destination on our tour! Gorgeous views from every cabin guaranteed.

Hoi An – Be part of world class cooking classes, discover cobblestone streets lined with beautiful luminous lanterns and street food. Enjoy being carefree on your leisurely bike ride through the rice paddy fields and grazing buffalo. Hoi An is where you can sit all day sipping vietnamese coffee and people watch!

Lots of pamper & self care opportunities at every stop – think relaxing spa treatments, uninterrupted coffee breaks, showers AND sleep! Take your time and stroll through local markets at your leisure; bring a little extra spending money for custom tailoring – silk pyjamas are highly recommended!

You are in good hands – everything is taken care of for you to enjoy!

Itinerary

  • Currently Only 2 Spots Left!
Day 1: Xin Chao or 'hello' in Vietnamese!

Ladies, “Welcome to Hanoi”; one of the region’s most charming cities! Where French colonial elegance meets Asian spirit with attractive lakes, colourful pagodas and atmospheric streets – you are going to LOVE it! On arrival you will be met by our On The Go Tour guide representative and transferred to your boutique hotel where the remainder of the day is at your leisure; to relax or head out and explore the surrounds. This evening you will meet your tour guide and other female travellers at a special welcome dinner at KOTO Foundation Restaurant.  We can’t wait to share with you KOTO’s purpose and initiative – by Vietnamese-Australian founder, Jimmy Pham over 16 years ago! Over dinner we will go over the adventure that awaits us.

Overnight – Hanoi

Day 2: UNESCO-listed Halong Bay Hanoi – Halong Bay

After breakfast this morning we leave Hanoi and transfer to the crown in Vietnam’s scenic crown – the incredibly beautiful Halong Bay. We’ll explore the jade waters studded with karst islands aboard a traditional wooden junk boat and are welcomed onboard like royalty! After embarkation there’s time for a sumptuous lunch whilst soaking up the magical views. This afternoon we will visit the spectacular Tien Ong Cave; which was recently opened to the public in 2010, with its stunning stalagmites and stalactites. Before ‘Happy Hour’ at the bar, the is also a chance to swim in the beautiful emerald green waters.  Later this evening back on board, watch an entertaining Vietnamese cooking demonstration held on the sundeck before settling down for a sumptuous seafood dinner and a cocktail or two!

Overnight – Deluxe Junk Boat (B, L, D)

Day 3: Floating villages and rickshaw rides: Halong Bay - Hanoi

Early birds can start the day with a relaxing Tai Chi class on the sundeck or enjoy a traditional massage if you prefer- either way, it’s the perfect way to start your day!

Before heading back to port we’ll explore by kayak or traditional row boat, the Floating Village of Cua Van, which is home to generations of fishing families. It’s certainly a terrific experience to see the traditional and colourful floating wooden houses and the locals going about their daily lives.

Please Note: Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions. Swimming or kayaking excursions may be cancelled due to poor weather. Unused services unfortunately are not subject to a refund.

Arriving in Hanoi mid-afternoon, we will have an hour or so to spend exploring the quixotic web of streets, known as the ‘36 Streets of the Old Quarter’. The motorbike swarming narrow lanes are each named after various guilds of the city’s artisan who established themselves here centuries ago. There is Silver Street, Silk Street, Comb Street, Paper Street and more. The maze of rambling streets are framed by narrow front tube houses and we may have a chance to sample the exotic fruits, sizzling noodle dishes and delightfully sticky snacks being offered by the pavement vendors along the way. Our tour of the area is undertaken by a quintessentially Vietnamese experience from aboard a rickshaw.  It is such an exciting experience and best way to ultimately enjoy the beauty of Hanoi. The rest of the evening is at your leisure.

Overnight – Hanoi (B)

Day 4: Hanoi- Hoi An

This morning we transfer to the airport for our included flight to Da Nang. On arrival we will travel the scenic drive via the Hai Van Pass (Road of the Ocean Clouds) to Hoi An – it really is that picturesque! The road follows the coast so there’ll be wonderful views of beach to the east and verdant hills to the west. On arrival into the charming, old-world trading port of Hoi An, we will take a short walking tour to introduce you to the highlights of this enchanting and historical town.

Ladies, our first stop will be at a local & highly reputable Tailor, where you can have anything custom made at affordable prices. We recommend the tailoring of clothes to bags and shoes – so remember to bring items or pictures you’d like replicated!

Hoi An’s unique fusion of Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese architecture is well displayed here, it truly is Vietnam’s most tourist-friendly town. It’s a wonderful & safe town to explore day or night!

Overnight – Hoi An (B)

Day 5: Rural Life in Vietnam

Today will be spent out in the countryside learning all about the rural way of life in Vietnam.

We set off this morning by bicycle to Tra Que village. On our way we stop at a lantern making workshop where you can witness the creation of exquisite lanterns. You can even try to create your own with the support of a master craftsman.  The bike ride is at a leisurely pace on flat roads that take us through rice paddies and farmland. The option of a support car is available locally for those not keen on bike riding (payable locally) to ensure no one misses out!

Once at the village we’ll get our hands a little dirty learning about age-old farming practices and putting our knowledge to use by tending the fields and gardens as a group. Before lunch in the restaurant you get to enjoy a relaxing foot bath in traditional herbs and a rejuvenating 30-minute foot massage – bliss!

Later this afternoon we’ll return back to Hoi An on your bikes (or support car) for a free afternoon and evening. This evening you have the optional ‘Foodie Vespa Tour’* to consider and is available to be pre-booked at time of tour booking; our trusted sources say this is a fantastic optional excursion! For more information & cost please see below.

Overnight – Hoi An (B, L)

Day 6: Hoi An

Today is a leisure day – completely free for you to enjoy Hoi An as you wish. We can guarantee you will lose yourself in the gorgeous cobbled streets lined with boutique restaurants, colourful lanterns, hip cafes, delightful craft shops and so much more! If you prefer some R&R, lounge by the hotel pool, head to the beach or enjoy ANOTHER pampering massage! For those with a love of cooking, we offer an optional & exceptional cooking class as an extra experience today (see below for more information & cost*). This cooking class is suitable for all foodies of any culinary level and we can assure you the facilities of this venue are world class and is highly recommended!

Later, as its our last night we will meet at the Deli Kitchen Market for a fun group farewell dinner. (Paid locally)

Overnight – Hoi An (B)

Day 7 : Hoi An Saturday

Today marks the end of your time in Vietnam (for now!). An included departure transfer will be prearranged and provided to take you to Danang airport in time for your onward departure flight; where you will return to your families as a new refreshed version of yourself!  (B)

Tour Dates

13-19th October 2018           **** ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT ****

Tour Cost

AUD $1735 pp twin share

AUD $389 single supp.

  • Payment due in full 3 weeks prior to depature

Please note: ‘Rejuvenate You – Vietnam Getaway for Women’ is an exclusive private tour hosted by What’s On 4 Travel. All bookings and enquiries for this particular tour can only be made via below enquiry form.

7 Day Tour Inclusions

  • 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners
  • 5 nights 4 star and special class hotels, 1 night deluxe junk boat (Junk boat: private cabin)
  • Halong Bay Overnight Junk Boat Cruise – opt to swim, kayak and explore caves
  • Rickshaw Ride thought Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Internal Flight – Hanoi to Da Nang
  • Bicycle ride to Tra Que village
  • Silk lantern making workshop
  • Airport arrival transfer day 1 and departure transfer day 7
  • Guided sightseeing – Hanoi, Halong Bay and Hoi An
  • Escorted by an English-speaking Vietnamese tour guide
  • All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Visa approval letter (excl. stamping fee required upon arrival)

What’s Not Included:

  • Tipping Kitty and Entrance Fees : USD$27, paid in locally USD,
  • International flights and visa. Vietnam visa letter included – stamping, fee required upon arrival. Please advise at time of booking if you’d like our tour consultant to book flights or you wish to purchase your own
  • Travel Insurance – please advise at time of booking if you’d like our tour consultant to arrange or if you’d prefer to arrange your own
  • Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$3 – 6 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture
  • Some lunches and dinners
  • Vaccines – if applicable. Please consult your GP for medical advice
  • Optional Add on Tours in Hoi An: Night Vespa Food Tour or Half Day Cooking Class

I had the absolute privilege taking this trip in January 2018 with my dearest friend April. It was life changing for us both! To reconnect and recharge was the bonus outcome of our Vietnam experience.  I haven’t been on a trip like this on my own since being married and having kids. Vietnam was so welcoming and accommodating, I felt safe and relaxed the entire time! I think by going on an organised tour like this I got the best out of my experience – they had everything arranged so I could just sit back and enjoy myself (for the first time in a long time!). I really felt by having the tour guide we were able to be provided with such hands on knowledge and understanding of the beautiful Vietnamese people and culture. The tour guide was English speaking and so informative and attentive.  Vietnam was beyond our expectations, so picturesque; I am so please to be returning in October to enjoy this amazing country, people and my favourite destinations with you!

Kirsty

What’s On 4 Travel Team

Trip Notes

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Enquiries & Bookings

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